‘Rare’ earthquake rocks Florida Coast just before NASA launch near area

23 days ago

Cape Canaveral news, Florida news.

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake rocked the coast of Florida late Wednesday in what is considered a “rare” occurrence, the United States Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred about 100 miles from Cape Canaveral and roughly 6 miles under the seafloor at 10:48 p.m.

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    The earthquake occurred hours before NASA launched its Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem or (PACE) mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9 aircraft.

    “We have liftoff. Our PACE spacecraft is on its way to study microscopic organisms in our ocean and particles in the air,” NASA posted on X at 1:35 a.m. local time.